November 2007

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Evel Knievel
Evel Knievel, the only daredevil to transcend sideshow spectacle and penetrate the national consciousness, has died at age 69. Probably best know for his spectacular successes and failure on Wide World of Sports, Knievel never failed to entertain. Check out some of his best and worst performances:

Sunday Music Spotlight alums Rilo Kiley cover Pete Townshend’s “Let My Love Open the Door”, along with fellow alum Feist and Death Cab for Cutie’s frontman Ben Gibbard. Jenny Lewis is cute when she’s drunk…

Ok, this might require a little explanation. 2 Girls 1 Cup is a video making it around teh internets. It’s one of the most disgusting things you’ll ever see. If you want to know all about it, here’s the Urban Dictionary description. If you actually want to see it, you can watch it at the official site, but don’t say I didn’t warn you. Now back to our regularly scheduled program…

An interesting phenomenon has sprung up around 2 Girls 1 Cup: people are video taping other people’s reactions to seeing it for the first time. Now someone has made a parody of those reaction videos. Keeping up? Without further ado, here’s Kermit the Frog watching 2 Girls 1 Cup (without showing any of the original video):

This song is like crack…So much so that Sony is using it in a camera commercial now. Anyway, here’s the official video (with one of the cooler animation techniques I’ve seen in a while):

It’s fun to see Jack White as a bullfighter, and Meg as his assistant, in the video for their cover of Patti Page’s “Conquest”. Meg leads Jack into the bullring. Jack fights the bull, wearing him down. Then the magic happens…

“Conquest” is the newest single from Icky Thump.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Slashfilm rustled up some new photos from the upcoming Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, the fourth film in the Indy trilogy canon. I was very skeptical about this movie in the beginning, but it looks like Harrison Ford can still pull off being Indy. So I guess I’m actually kind of looking forward to it now.

Click on the pics for the full size:
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Quiet Riot lead singer Kevin Dubrow
Quiet Riot singer and frontman Kevin Dubrow was found dead today in his Las Vegas home. He was 52. No word yet on the cause of death. In Dubrow’s honor, here’s Quiet Riot’s biggest hit, a cover of Slade’s “Come on Feel the Noize”

Quiet Riot - Come On Feel The Noize

CNN’s obituary

Elephant Parade - an indie pop duo from Brooklyn
Music brings people together. In the case of Ido and Estelle from Elephant Parade, music brought them together, but not in the way you might expect. The two happened to be at an 80’s party in New York. The bad music being played led them to strike up a conversation about what they would play if they controlled the stereo. After realizing they had similar tastes they decided to get together to record some songs.
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Hulk Hogan with his family (from the reality show Hogan Knows Best)
Pro Wrestler and reality TV star Hulk Hogan might want to start paying attention to those uber-irritating eHarmony commercials. Hogan’s wife Linda filed for divorce this week, and it what can only be seen as a bad sign, the Hulkster found out about it from a reporter seeking comment. Yoink.

Hogan and his family have been featured on the VH1 reality show Hogan Knows Best for the past few years. Recent episodes showed Hulk and Linda attending counseling, but also showed them reconciling. Guess that didn’t work out.

No problem Hulkster. Just say your prayers and eat your vitamins and everything will work out.

The full scoop’s at MSNBC

Simpsons Sand Castle

Simpsons Sand Castle
I’m traveling for Thanksgiving, but here’s a little post-holiday turkey to chew on. The famous Simpsons couch scene rendered in sand…

The original is here.

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